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Academic Sutta Name Notes PSA Plae Vagga Nikaya PTS Keywords
J.049 Nakkhatta Jaataka Two parties, having arranged a marriage, fix a day for it to take place. The bridegroomís party consult their family ascetic who, piqued at not having been consulted beforehand, declared that the chosed day was unlucky. The brideís family, after waiting a while, marry their daughter off to someone else. When the original bridegroom comes to claim the brideís hand, he is charged with lack of courtesy and a wrangle ensues, which is settled by a wise man who points out that all the trouble is due to the foolish habit of consulting the stars. The Jataka is related in reference to two parties of Savatthi whose plans are similarly thwarted by a naked ascetic. The characters in both stories were the same. 56/049 Jaataka Khuddhaka J.i.257ff. astrology

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